Marleau a Hab?

According to a Montreal radio station called the Team 990 and also reported by rumoursnhl.blogspot.com the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens may complete a deal soon. Here’s the proposed trade:

To Montreal:

C Patrick Marleau

To San Jose:

RW Alexander Perezhogin

D Andrei Markov

1st Round Pick

Marleau would be an excellent addition for the habs in that oh so needed big centre role. That being said I really dont want to have to give up Markov to get it as he improved so much last year. Plus we would still have Ribeiro giving us a lot of centres. I would take out Markov and put in Ribeiro. This would make more sense and be an excellent trade for both sides. Well more for us really :)! Altough economically I do not think this trade could work as Markov and Perezhogins combined salaries equal about $2.5M and Marleau is getting about $4M. This is another reason to add Ribeiro to the trade instead of Markov because Ribeiro is getting about $2M alone. However even with Ribeiro in it i think the habs would need to dump someone to get under the cap.

Here’s the link:

http://rumorsnhl.blogspot.com/


30 Responses to Marleau a Hab?

  1. skidcells says:

    THIS TRADE WILL NOT HAPPEN, RUMORSNHL.BLOGSPOT.COM IS AN UNRELIABLE SOURCE SINCE HIS RUMOR ARE TOTALLY 100% FICTIONAL. LOOK AT THE OTHER RUMROS HE POSTED, THEY NEVER WERE CLOSE TO HAPPENING… ALSO THE TEAM 990 HAS A REPUTATION OF MAKING UP RUMORS, TRUST ME I LIVE IN MTL AND NONE OF THEIR RUMORS EVER CAME TRUE…

  2. Habs_to_the_top says:

    BS. I’ll believe this rediculous rumor when I see it for real. I think this would hurt us more than it would help us.

  3. newromanceforkids says:

    I think this would be a fair trade, but no need for a first draft pick!!! Markov and Perezogin are enough as far as I am concerned… Or markov and the pick…

    Markov would be a big lost for Montreal, but Marleau would be a big win… The Montreal Canadiens have a really good defence, and players like bouillon and komisarek could pick up the slack! If I was Bob Gainey I would try to send Sourray, Perezogin + 1 round pick. Sourray as a good value, he has asked to be traded to the west to be close to his daugther with former baywatch actress in California (he has actually already missed a game because of his break-up with her)…

    that said, i don’t think the trade will happen.

  4. habsfanAV says:

    Take this rumor for what it’s worth. I have yet to see any rumor involving the habs come true.

    Gainey will not let anyone out of his entourage know what is going on.

  5. christos says:

    ok, well once again, havent we learned our lesson and these rumors ? it’s kinda sad. BUt i must say, it is tempting, but i just think we are giving up way too much. I really can’t picture BOB giving away a prospect and a 1st rounder. And throw markov in the mix. I do think we have a solid blue line, but again, markov is a great talent. Sure we have komi, the tank bouillion but can they step it up that much ? ? ?

    and ok, marleau, big, talented, quick, can score and make the big plays, kinda exactly what the doctor called for, but would this trade actually improve the canadians… I THINK SO. we have younger talents that will replace our young sniper… so forget him, although he did show flashes of talent in the playoffs. So either take away markov, throw in a sourray, or take away the pick.. THANKS

  6. thrillhouse says:

    We can’t get rid of Souray, he is too amazing, I would also appreciate if the hockey world would apply the nickname “GUNNSMOKE” to Sheldon Souray as it is extremely fitting of him.

  7. johnnyhab says:

    this trade would be great for us,but iwould have to agree with you markov to be included in this deal would be down right crazy! he is our best defenceman by a mile! 2-11 without him in our lineup last season! but if it takes a defenceman to get this deal done include souray! marrkov’s offence from the backend is too graet to give up! and with no proven offencesive defencemen or very little or unproven ones in our system this i feel is too much in this deal if markov is included!

  8. johnnyhab says:

    this trade would be great for us,but iwould have to agree with you markov to be included in this deal would be down right crazy! he is our best defenceman by a mile! 2-11 without him in our lineup last season! but if it takes a defenceman to get this deal done include souray! marrkov’s offence from the backend is too graet to give up! and with no proven offencesive defencemen or very little or unproven ones in our system this i feel is too much in this deal if markov is included!

  9. johnnyhab says:

    this trade would be great for us,but iwould have to agree with you markov to be included in this deal would be down right crazy! he is our best defenceman by a mile! 2-11 without him in our lineup last season! but if it takes a defenceman to get this deal done include souray! marrkov’s offence from the backend is too graet to give up! and with no proven offencesive defencemen or very little or unproven ones in our system this i feel is too much in this deal if markov is included!

  10. johnnyhab says:

    this trade would be great for us,but iwould have to agree with you markov to be included in this deal would be down right crazy! he is our best defenceman by a mile! 2-11 without him in our lineup last season! but if it takes a defenceman to get this deal done include souray! marrkov’s offence from the backend is too graet to give up! and with no proven offencesive defencemen or very little or unproven ones in our system this i feel is too much in this deal if markov is included!

  11. Hockey_is_Canada says:

    Does this even sound like something Bob Gainey would do? No it doesn’t. Bob Gainey obviously noticed a lack of D in our system that’s why the Habs drafted so many on draft day. He is not going to give a way our best dman with out getting a dman in return this rumour is a joke.

  12. souray_brawls says:

    your taking a rumor from another rumor site and putting it here. first of all why the hell wuld sna jose trade marleau. with markov in the deal theres slim to nothing chance and then u wanna take out markov and put ribeiro. why does san jose want a guy who cant hit the net and score to save his life, an okay rookie, and first round pick when they want to win a stanle cup im a habs fan and i wuld lik marleau in montreal but comon this trade will never happen.

  13. habsoverserver says:

    In essense this is what you wrote:

    baseless rumor: marleau to habs for markov + prospects

    modified rumor: marleau to habs for ribiero + prospects

    analysis: marleau is a better center than ribiero but the deal puts the Habs over the cap

    do you see how stupid this is to discuss?

    on second thought stupid is a massive understatement – marleau is one of the best forwards in the league, the face of the Sharks, their captain, possibly the best second line center in the NHL and you think that San Jose would rather have Ribiero – a guy Habs fans want to run out of town??

  14. ECWHSWI says:

    Exactly, with basically no space left for the habs, if Marleau comes to Mtl, 4M$ has to go the other way.

  15. Les-Habitants says:

    This trade is NOT GOING to happen!

    1) Gainey just said that we are pretty much done this off-season.

    2) San Jose is not trading their captain, one of the best players, and a great team player. They are not the Bruins managment team!!

    3) Gainey is not going to trade our single best defenceman unless he thought the need was drastic. Why would he have given Ribeiro a raise if he was so desperate for a center!?!

    4) The source of the rumor itself is a reason not to believe. I’ve heard more false rumors out of Team 990 and this blog website then anywhere else

    Gainey is not going to make anymore drastic changes to the locker room. This rumor is complete bs.

  16. TheWho says:

    Markov is sure to stay in Montreal for many years to come in my opinion. The orgasination has been nothing but good to him. This is a guy who got drafted in the 6th round and couldn’t speak a word of english, he’s also very shy. I think he likes being in Montreal and he’s getting used to it, so Markov definately a keeper in my opinion. Gainey has really gave Markov some good surroundings to work with such as Kovalev, Samsonov, Perezhogin and who ever else is Russian on that team…

    Markov is currently winning $2 million a year (from NHLPA)… His next salary should be around 4.5million in my opinion, which is a very fair price to pay for such a defense man who hasn’t reached his full potential yet.

    I think Markov and a draft choice would be enough to give for Marleau. Whether people realize this or not, is Markov is one of the best defenseman in the league (top 20 for sure!). I wouldn’t be ready to give up Markov and one of our top prospects for Marleau.

  17. blarneylad says:

    i don’t like this deal, marleau is great but i am a markov fan

  18. Habman77 says:

    Marleau would be an awesome fit between kovalev and samsonov,but including markov in the deal would be harmful to our defence. Besides its a rumor and gainey hasn’t done anything that is remotely rumor related

  19. passionch says:

    If the rumor is spread here then it won’t happen, Gainey does things we wouldn’t know like the Samsonov and Johnson moves.

  20. TheStryker says:

    What people fail to realize is that Markov is a UFA at the end of the upcomming season. As are Souray and Rivet. The only one that will probably re-sign is Rivet. This deal seems unlikely but if we could ship Markov, a prospect and a pick for a D-man and a center maybe for Gomez and Hale from the Devils. Then ship Souray to Dallas for Philip Boucher and a 4th round pick….hmmmm

    Samsonov Gomez Kovalev

    Higgins Koivu Ryder

    Chipchura Pleckanec Johnson

    Murray Bonk Begin

    Hale Komisarek

    Boucher Bouillon

    Dandenault Rivet

  21. TheWho says:

    I’m just throwing this out in the air, but how about this: Andrei Markov & David Aebischer vs Datsyunk & Danny Markov

  22. Tush says:

    I would love that trade… but I think that Datsyunk is worth more than that. If he is a UFR next year then the Red Wings may want to trade him, but are they really that tight with cap space? I just don’t see why the red wings would want this trade.

  23. bobsUruncle says:

    despite what many might think here in Mtl, MARKOV is going nowhere! Bob holds him pretty high on our player evaluation, and definitely higher then SOURAY. So unlike what seems to be popular opinion here…I am confident Markov is going nowhere, and Souray is almost surely gone. To be followed (in my opinion) by RIVET. Combined Souray and Rivet earn near 5mil, and in the new NHL I think we can do better.

    In order to get Marleau, SJ will likely want a decent 2nd line center in return. While I don’t think Ribeiro or Bonk fit that mold, I would bet that one of them would need to be included in the deal.

    Although I don’t think it would happen…the trade would look more like Ribeiro/Bonk, Souray, 2nd rd pick in 07—->Marleau (it also matches total salaries for both sides since Marleau is at 4mil)

    to completely clean up the situation…

    send Rivet and ribeiro/bonk —>Phillipe Boucher.

    Then help Lou out in NJ and send him a couple of draft picks for HALE.

    Fun to play GM ain’t it?

    Samsonov Marleau Kovalev

    Higgins Koivu Ryder

    Perezhogin Plekanec Johnson

    Kostitsyn Begin Murray

    Downey

    Markov Komisarek

    Hale Boucher

    Dandenault Bouillon

    Streit

  24. neiltaylor11 says:

    naaaah no way. I dont believe it.

  25. Habroller says:

    I just love your line-up but it seems more NHL2006-like trades than anything…Marleau is worth way more than that and Hale isn’t the one cashing the big $$$ in NJ, so Lou’s gonna keep him.

  26. blarneylad says:

    go habs go

  27. newromanceforkids says:

    Montreal needs a N.1 Center to play with kovey and samsonov (even if I have doubts about samsonov (wait and see i guess)),and another offensive/solid D … that D can be traded for souray + ?. And that center can be traded for a N.1 Draft + Aibesher + ? ( ribs?, bonk?)

    And if Samsonov dosen’t cut it, we will need a wing to…

    If we look at the situation in Montreal the only players we can afford to trade as I said above are Ribeiro, Aibesher (because we have Yan danis and C. Price (Canadien Junior gold??)), Bonk, Sourray, draft pick.

    We have real good juniors coming up: Kostytin, latendresse (if healty), price, chipchura.. Komisarek, perezogin and higgins showed some great improvement in the last leg of the season…that’s why i say we can afford a draft pick.

    If we can grab a Center, and maybe a wing that could give the Canadiens an extra boost , we are in the run… I think we will see a new face from the juniors that will make and difference this year…

  28. passionch says:

    I agree and I even believe he is the highest priority for Montreal’s defence.

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